PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN DERBYSHIRE
AND THE PEAK DISTRICT - PART II
The best source of information on bus services and special money-saving tickets are the area bus timetables. These cover the Peak District, Mid and South Derbyshire and North East Derbyshire respectively.
Timetable books are now all priced at 80 pence each, available at all Tourist Information Centres and many other outlets all over the county. These are also available by post at a price of £1.60 to cover postage and packaging. All cheques must be made payable to Derbyshire County Council, and correspondence to Lynda Woodward at The Public Transport Unit, Winter Gardens, County Hall, Matlock. DE4 3AG. Use this address also for leaflets, the free Derbyshire bus map and guide. The Wayfarer is going up in price with effect from May 17 2009 to £8.60 adult + 1 child ; £4.30 concessions ; £13.70 group (2 adult + up to 3 children). Don't forget to state whether you would like the Peak District, Mid and South Derbyshire or North East Derbyshire guide. The above information is understood to be correct as at May 2009, but may be subject to change in the future.
The Public Transport Unit will also send you free of charge a public transport map, a rail timetable that includes rail services to and from all stations in Derbyshire, and there is even a mailing list service for regular bus timetable updates. Alternatively why not visit Derbyshire’s public transport website www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buses which includes an interactive journey planner and a range of information about bus and train services throughout Derbyshire and the Peak District.
Derbyshire’s own Public Transport Website www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buses
Traveline (buses anywhere in the UK) 0870 608 2 608 www.traveline.org.uk
National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50 www.nationalrail.co.uk
National Express Coaches 08705 80 80 80 www.nationalexpress.com
Megabus 01738 63 90 95 www.megabus.com
All the walks on this website start from towns and villages and have been planned with the availability of public transport in mind. The information in this feature and the links to detailed public transport information, should make it easy for visitors to relax and let someone else do the driving. If you normally travel by car, why not try public transport for a change you will be surprised how much you will enjoy the experience.
The use of public transport helps to reduce traffic pressure on roads that are frequently over crowded at weekends and during the peak holiday season. The Peak District National Park being the second most visited National Park in the World. It has more than 1600 miles of public rights of way, over 80 square miles of open access land and 58 miles of dedicated off-road cycle trails.
A number of the most scenic bus and train routes are listed in Part I of this feature, and can be used to reach many of the towns, villages and countryside walks listed on this site. With a Derbyshire Wayfarer ticket you can travel throughout Derbyshire and the Peak District for a day on any bus, also by train (after 9am Mondays to Fridays, and all day Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays). tickets are available from Tourist Information Centres, staffed railway stations in the area and from many bus drivers.
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Derbyshire’s Public Transport - www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buses
Traveline Tel. 0870 608 2 608 www.traveline.org.uk
Nat Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50 www.nationalrail.co.uk
N Express Coaches 08705 80 80 80 www.nationalexpress.com
Megabus 01738 63 90 95 www.megabus.com
DISUSED RAILWAY TRACKS
There is no better way of exploring the beautiful countryside of Derbyshire and the Peak District, where the bus and train cannot reach, than by bicycle. The area has a number of disused railway trails, that provide miles of mostly flat, traffic free routes for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Cycle Hire Centres, conveniently located next to the trails provide well maintained bikes to suit individual needs, including cycles suitable for use by people with disabilities. There are picnic sites, refreshments and toilets at all the centres. Car parking is also available and most centres are accessible by bus.
THE DISCOVER DERBYSHIRE AND THE PEAK DISTRICT GUIDE
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SPECIAL OFFERS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT USERS
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All the images on this page have been kindly supplied by the Derwent Valley Rural Transport Partnership and the Hope Valley and High Peak Transport Partnership.
All details on this page were correct at the time of publication, but changes may be made without notification.